Family Fridays – The Boxcar Children

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014

Book: The Boxcar Children (1924) by Gertrude Chandler Warner Series: The Boxcar Children Category/Age: Early Reader / Beginning Chapter Book :  ages 6 and up Blurb: One Warm Night four children stood in front of a bakery. No one knew them. No one knew where they had come from.” So begins Gertrude Chandler Warner’s beloved […]

Family Fridays – Pre Christmas Three

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013

Here’s the third Pre Christmas set of recommendations. By the way, how is it already mid-November?!? A Little House Christmas Treasury: Festive Holiday Stories: Amazon, Barnes & Noble This enchanting collection of Christmas stories will delight and entertain the elementary school aged crowd. If you have the Little House books, you could of course just […]

Family Fridays – Pre-Christmas One

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013

Welcome to Christmas Season! No, don’t run away – at least let me explain. While I try very hard to stifle the Christmas spirit until it’s legally allowed (post-Thanksgiving meal in our house), one thing that I am allowed to discuss during the year is Christmas presents. I hate waiting until the last minute, and […]

Family Fridays – Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013

Book: Danny the Champion of the World (1975) Genre: Children’s General Ages: 7-12 Blurb: Can Danny and his father outsmart the villainous Mr. Hazell? Danny has a life any boy would love—his home is a gypsy caravan, he’s the youngest master car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out […]